Self-organization principles in active matter systems

by Prof. Erwin Frey

Ludwig-Maximilians University (LMU) Munich, Germany
at Biological and soft-matter physics

Sun, 02 Apr 2023, 11:00
Bldg. 43 (Chemistry), Room 015 -SPECIAL SEMINAR (Joint with the Dept. of Chemistry)


Active matter systems have emerged as a key paradigm for studying non-equilibrium
systems, offering unique insights into the rich phenomenology of living matter. In
particular, microtubule-motor mixtures and the actin motility assay exemplify how
relatively simple constituents can self-organize into complex structures with novel
phases of matter, such as polar flocks, active foams, and phases exhibiting topological
defects. In this talk, I will review recent advances in understanding the emergence of
these collective phenomena based on agent-based simulations and active field
theories. Additionally, active systems that self-organize through communication
between agents are an area of active research. I will highlight the latest progress in the
field and discuss the significance of these findings for fundamental science and potential
applications in soft robotics.

Created on 26-03-2023 by Granek, Rony (rgranek)
Updaded on 02-04-2023 by Granek, Rony (rgranek)